BNHA Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park


Chesapeake Bay Gateway

Interpretive Framework

Gaining Freedom for All: African American Heritage and the Struggle for Equality

Seeking Prosperity on the Chesapeake: Baltimore History from Colonial Times through the 1800s

Star Attractions

Historic Fell’s Point Trail

Resource Type


1417 Thames St

Baltimore, Maryland 21231

The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park in Fell’s Point chronicles African American maritime history. The museum includes exhibits on Frederick Douglass, who lived in Baltimore as an enslaved child and young man before escaping north to freedom. Visitors also explore the life of Isaac Myers, a free-born African American who founded the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company (where the maritime park is located today).